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Capitol Recap

CAPITOL RECAP: Language filed for graduated income tax amendment; measure clears committee By Capitol News Illinois staff SPRINGFIELD – Language is filed for a constitutional amendment that would allow the Illinois Legislature to enact a graduated income tax, and the measure cleared the Senate Executive Committee on party lines Wednesday, April 10. The full text…

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Annual Festival of Wild Onions April 27-28, 2019

Submitted by Barney Bush When the early Europeans saw Native Americans eating wild onions as well as other wild greens, they quickly adapted. The vitamins and minerals in these greens saved lives. They are the most beneficial at this time of year. Today, Native Americans from all over the Southeast still gather wild onions or…

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Tractor enthusiasts visit for third time

By Jennifer Lane Editor A very friendly group of tractor enthusiasts, men and women, gathered together at the Cave In Rock State Park Lodge to begin their weekend of tractor riding in Hardin County last week. The group was still not complete with others traveling to join them. This is the third annual tractor run…

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Free Hunter Safety Education Course

  The Quail & Upland Game Alliance, the Pope County Sportsmen Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation offer a free Spring Hunter Safety Education Course in Hardin County on Friday, May 3rd (6 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, May 4th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Hardin County…

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Proven at Bible Bowl 2019, no dust on their Bibles

Hardin County was well represented at the 2019 Bible Bowl this year! Thirty-three kids traveled to Murray, KY to test their knowledge over the first 12 chapters of the book of Acts. The high school team received 2nd place in Quick Recall. In the written test portion the middle school placed 2nd overall and high…

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Obituary of Anita K. Thomas

Anita Kay Hobbs Thomas, age 76, was born on August 10, 1942 in Hardin County, Illinois. She departed this life on Monday, April 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Thomas; an infant son, James Harley Milligan; and her parents, Alva and Myrtle Hobbs. She leaves to mourn her passing, her…

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Jessie Deneen Cowsert

Jessie Deneen Cowsert, 67, of Rosiclare, IL died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Cowsert of Elizabethtown, IL; children, Jason (Dawn) Raper of Paducah, KY, Jennifer (Gary) Patrick of Equality, IL, J.D. (Katy) Smock of Equality, IL, Carl Cowsert of Rosiclare, IL, and Andrew (Jaycee)…

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Out of the Past Aug.10, 1939

Front Page Articles — AUGUST 8TH IS AGAIN SUCCESSFUL Crowd Enjoys Itself by Eating and Drinking Everything in Sight Another eighth of August has come and gone. While not so large a crowd was in Elizabethtown as on some of the former Emancipation Day celebrations, everyone seemed to be satisfied. Matt Woods and his outfit…

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